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Life Today! By guest contributor Gabino Martinez Amazing how God works! I was asked to write a message about a comment I made to Bill Dotson, founder of Abiding Fathers. A comment to his devotional writing on Joel 1.3. โ€œTell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation.'' This reminded me of something I had written down a few weeks before. "Children Are The Living Messages We Send Forward To A Time That We Will Not See." Fathers, are we preparing our children for the time that we will not see? Two weeks ago, I took a road trip on my bucket list to the Mount Rushmore area. Before leaving, I did my research and prepared accordingly. I knew I was going to a place that I had never been before, a place where phone or Wi-Fi signals are rare, an area with not many places to get food or gas. As the adventurous type, I knew I would be hiking and climbing and so I packed everything I would need to survive in the wilderness for 3-4 days. I packed my ice chest with food, water, snacks, and filled my backpack with all the survival items needed in the mountains; rope, knife, flashlight, etc. In the same way, our children will be going to a place we have not seen or probably will not see. As fathers, are we preparing them for that time? Are we the ones packing their backpacks with the necessary items needed in their future? I think about common knowledge and the lack of it in today's youth. Everyone is so dependent on technology. Would your son or daughter be able to navigate this world without their smartphone? I found that when working with kids ages 9 to 13, the 9-year old is still innocent, teachable, moldable; whereas the 13-year old has hit puberty and is no longer as innocent and no longer as teachable and moldable. I believe that if we can start putting the necessary items in their backpack now before they hit puberty, it is more likely that they will retain and keep all that wisdom and knowledge and will begin to utilize it from a young age and into their adult years. Being out in the wilderness all by yourself can be a scary situation. But when you know that you are not alone, when you know that God is there with you, that's when you can actually enjoy being in the wilderness exploring without fear. Are your children still young? Teach them now before it gets harder to have their attention. Are your children older? It's never too late to tell them about Jesus. If they get to know him, they will also get to know the Father who loves them and will never leave them alone. Scripture tells us in Deuteronomy 11:19 that we should teach our children about God when we sit at home, as we walk along the road, when we lie down and get up, so that the days of our children may be many in this land. Let them know that his presence is within them, before them and behind them, beside them and all around them; in the morning and the evening, in the coming and going, in their weeping and rejoicing. Pack their backpack early with all the necessary God things. For they will be traveling into a future we may never see. And rejoice over the message you are sending through your children? Thank you. May God bless you and your family. Artist Gabino Martinez www.livespeedpainter.net Copyright 2020 Bill C. Dotson Life Today www.abidingfathers.org [email protected]
Life Today! By guest contributor Gabino Martinez Amazing how God works! I was asked to write a message about a comment I made to Bill Dotson, founder of Abiding Fathers. A comment to his devotional writing on Joel 1.3. โ€œTell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation.'' This reminded me of something I had written down a few weeks before. "Children Are The Living Messages We Send Forward To A Time That We Will Not See." Fathers, are we preparing our children for the time that we will not see? Two weeks ago, I took a road trip on my bucket list to the Mount Rushmore area. Before leaving, I did my research and prepared accordingly. I knew I was going to a place that I had never been before, a place where phone or Wi-Fi signals are rare, an area with not many places to get food or gas. As the adventurous type, I knew I would be hiking and climbing and so I packed everything I would need to survive in the wilderness for 3-4 days. I packed my ice chest with food, water, snacks, and filled my backpack with all the survival items needed in the mountains; rope, knife, flashlight, etc. In the same way, our children will be going to a place we have not seen or probably will not see. As fathers, are we preparing them for that time? Are we the ones packing their backpacks with the necessary items needed in their future? I think about common knowledge and the lack of it in today's youth. Everyone is so dependent on technology. Would your son or daughter be able to navigate this world without their smartphone? I found that when working with kids ages 9 to 13, the 9-year old is still innocent, teachable, moldable; whereas the 13-year old has hit puberty and is no longer as innocent and no longer as teachable and moldable. I believe that if we can start putting the necessary items in their backpack now before they hit puberty, it is more likely that they will retain and keep all that wisdom and knowledge and will begin to utilize it from a young age and into their adult years. Being out in the wilderness all by yourself can be a scary situation. But when you know that you are not alone, when you know that God is there with you, that's when you can actually enjoy being in the wilderness exploring without fear. Are your children still young? Teach them now before it gets harder to have their attention. Are your children older? It's never too late to tell them about Jesus. If they get to know him, they will also get to know the Father who loves them and will never leave them alone. Scripture tells us in Deuteronomy 11:19 that we should teach our children about God when we sit at home, as we walk along the road, when we lie down and get up, so that the days of our children may be many in this land. Let them know that his presence is within them, before them and behind them, beside them and all around them; in the morning and the evening, in the coming and going, in their weeping and rejoicing. Pack their backpack early with all the necessary God things. For they will be traveling into a future we may never see. And rejoice over the message you are sending through your children? Thank you. May God bless you and your family. Artist Gabino Martinez www.livespeedpainter.net Copyright 2020 Bill C. Dotson Life Today www.abidingfathers.org [email protected]

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Mission: Encouraging, equipping and engaging men in developing their God-ordained leadership role as fathers in order to make disciples for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Dads! Love, Listen, Lead!

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Heroes of the Bible - Abiding Fathers

Not sure where to start?
You know teaching your children the Bible is important. Abiding Fathers offers resources to help you lead your little ones. Sign up today by clicking below and open their eyes to exciting adventures in our Heroes of the Bible study.

abidingfathers.org Meet Moses, Gideon, Jonah and 18 other ordinary men and women through whose courage God made them heroes then and how He can make us heroes today!

January is National Mentoring Month
At Abiding Fathers, mentoring is a crucial aspect of training, encouraging and growing men to become the fathers they are called to be. Learn how you can be a part at www.abidingfathers.org.

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You don't have to be a scholar or have all the answers. Share what you know. Learn & grow together. We are here to support you.
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More than 20 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father. Let's be the change our world desperately needs. Learn how at www.abidingfathers.org.

If your goals for the New Year include teaching and training your family in the Word, we have resources to help you be successful. Visit our website at https://www.abidingfathers.org/resources/ for free resources.

If you are considering making a year end gift that will have an impact, will you please consider giving to Abiding Fathers. Your support helps impact families around the world. Donate today at https://www.abidingfathers.org/give/

May His birth offer hope all year long! Merry Christmas.

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What Your Kids Are Thinking (but may not tell you)

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One of the best gifts you can give your children is your presence. Take time this holiday season to talk to enjoy everything that makes Christmas special. Talk to them about the birth of Christ and the hope that offers.

We want to ask for your support today, #GivingTuesday. Great opportunities exist for us to reach men, to equip them and encourage them to become Abiding Fathers. You can support the work we are doing today by giving at abidingfathers.org/give/

#GivingTuesday ~ Dec. 1st
Your support helps us as we mentor Fathers here in the US and abroad. Give at https://www.abidingfathers.org/give/

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Padre de Corazon

Pastor Raul Gonzalez shares of the incredible opportunities that exist for Padre de Corazon in Cuba. The hope of restoration that Abiding Fathers offers is opening doors for ministry. Learn more at www.abidingfathers.org.
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youtube.com Watch to learn of the many opportunities in Cuba that exist for Abiding Fathers and their partners. The focus on solidifying the relationship between fathers...

We are 2 weeks away from #GivingTuesday.
When you choose to support Abiding Fathers, you are making an impact here locally and around the world. Learn more and make a donation at https://www.abidingfathers.org/give/

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Abiding Fathers Equips Men in Rwanda

The numbers are staggering & the impact heartbreaking.
BUT there IS hope for a brighter future. Watch this video of how Abiding Fathers is equipping men in Rwanda to be leaders in their homes and communities. Visit www.abidingfathers.org to learn more. https://youtu.be/zGO68XTaoaU

youtube.com Tune in to hear the stories of how fathers in Rwanda are being impacted because of the discipleship offered through Abiding Fathers ministry. Ruhinda Jean Bo...

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Fathers Forum: Modeling - Abiding Fathers

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abidingfathers.org Our virtual Zoom event is from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (BYOL-bring your own lunch) on the 3rd Thursday of each month, excluding December. We anticipate this will go back to in-person in January 2021 atโ€ฆ

Foundations.
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen West reminded us during the Legacy Luncheon of the importance of foundations. He shared how his father and mother laid the following foundations that were keys to success in his life...
๐Ÿ”‘ Spiritual Foundation
๐Ÿ”‘ Respect for Authority
๐Ÿ”‘ Love of County
๐Ÿ”‘ Respect for Elders
Take time today to think about the foundations you are laying in your home, place of business and community. A solid foundation can support a structure through any storm. #AbidingFathers #AllanWest #fathers #leadership #foundation #discipleship

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Legacy Luncheon 2020 - Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen West

Abiding Fathers is excited to share with you the incredible message given by Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen West. This timely message for fathers reminds us that the role we have been given will affect generations to come. Tune in and then commit to making a difference in your family. www.abidingfathers.org #AbidingFathers #AllenWest #fatherhood #discipleship #mentoring #family

youtube.com Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen West was the featured speaker during Abiding Father's Annual Legacy Luncheon. Delivering a thought provoking message as he shared the f...

Legacy Luncheon 2020

The team at Abiding Fathers would like to thank everyone who attended our annual Legacy Luncheon. Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen West was inspiring as he shared the story of the foundation he was given growing up. He then motivated those in the audience to plug in and step up, especially the men and fathers. Stay tuned for more images and video of this incredible event. #AbidingFathers #AllenWest #discipleship #leadership

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Life Today- Boundaries!

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Devotional-Mark 1.17-Follow to become!

mailchi.mp Four Jewish fishermen that were along the sea of Galilee, on an ordinary day in their lives, encountered the son of God. Did they know it then; no. Jesus, always the master at words and word images, โ€˜hookedโ€™ them right away. Men who fish for a living were suddenly challenged to instead fish for ...

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Life Today- Surprises in life

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Devotional-James 2. 26-Faith and works!

mailchi.mp The age-old debate. Faith vs. works! โ€œBut someone will say, you have faith, and I have works. Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works (Jas. 2 .18). We know we are saved by grace through faith alone, not of works. So, why the argument? Whatโ€™s the point? ย  ...

We are counting down to the annual Legacy Luncheon to be held on October 20th featuring guest speaker, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen B. West. As a generational military serviceman and former congressman, Mr. West continues to impact communities with a powerful and timely message. Learn more at www.abidingfathers.org . #AbidingFathers #AllenWest

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Life Today- What's your temperature?

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Fathers Forum- Absent or Abiding?

Abiding Fathers

On October 20th, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen B. West will bring a message, America Needs Godly Dads, during the annual Legacy Luncheon. We continue to encourage men in their role as fathers and mentors within their homes, places of work and communities. Learn more at www.abidingfathers.org. #AbidingFathers #LtColAllenWest #fathers

When a mother comes to Christ, her family will join her at church only 17% of the time; but when a father comes to Christ, his family joins him 93% of the time. Abiding Fathers will be challenging and encouraging fathers on October 20th during the Annual Legacy Luncheon with special guest speaker, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen B. West. Learn more at www.abidingfathers.org.

On October 20th, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen B. West will bring a message, America Needs Godly Dads, during the annual Legacy Luncheon. We continue to encourage men in their role as fathers and mentors within their homes, places of work and communities. Learn more at www.abidingfathers.org. #AbidingFathers #LtColAllenWest #fathers

Abiding Fathers announced that Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen B. West will be the featured speaker during their annual Legacy Luncheon on October 20, 2020. Our guests will be challenged by his message, America Needs Godly Dads, as he inspires men to take an active role in their homes, churches and communities. #AbidingFathers #AllenWest #

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Workshops help Hispanic men learn what God says about fatherhood

Published in Baptist Press. About our Ministry: Padre de Corazรณn-Hispanic Ministry of Abiding Fathers.

bpnews.net Through the Spanish-language arm of the ministry Abiding Fathers, Rafael Gutierrez helps Hispanic men learn about the role of fathers in the Bible.

Abiding Fathers Mission Video

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Abiding Fathers Mission Video

[11/22/19]   Want to know what Abiding Fathers is all about? Watch our story!

An awesome evening for Abiding Fathers, Friday night, as 29 people shared their evening to serve dinner to the North Texas regional Young Lives โ€œMomโ€™s Night Outโ€ crew! These beautiful young women were celebrated with an Olive Garden dinner that they had paid for themselves! Then the girls enjoyed Young Life Club afterward. It was a joy to get to share some time with them! Our AF volunteers helped make the evening amazing-Thank you so much!

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Legacy Luncheon 2020
Fathers Forum- Absent or Abiding?
My Sons - A Fathers Forum Intro
Forgiven Fathers Forgive - Part 2 - A Fathers Forum Intro
A Dad's Highest Calling - A Fathers Forum Intro
Full and Faithful Fatherhood - A Fathers Forum Intro
Our Lord, a Father to the Fatherless - A Fathers Forum Intro
Dad Dancing With Daughter - Belle and Beast
Fathers Forum Intro - A Father's Child
Fathers Forum Intro - Spiritual Heritage
A Father's Legacy - A Fathers Forum Intro

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